220. Why are People Protesting in Israel? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

Mar 29 2023 • 18 mins

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"The biggest crisis in the history of the country". This is how one key politician has described the massive wave of protests, unrest, and strikes currently affecting Israel. Let’s look at why people are taking to the streets and what is causing so much anger on today’s episode of Thinking in English!

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  • To take to the streets (idiom) - When people take to the streets, they express their opposition to something in public and often violently.
  • To walk out (phrasal v) - to refuse to continue working and leave your office, factory, etc. to show your employer that you are unhappy about something.
  • Reform (n) – a change or set of changes made to a system, law, organization, etc. in order to make it more modern or effective.
  • Judicial (adj) - relating to the legal system and the branch of government responsible for the legal system
  • Unfit (adj) - not suitable or good enough for a particular purpose or activity.
  • To undermine (v) - to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually.
  • Rupture (n) - an occasion when something explodes, breaks, or tears.
  • Unrest (n) - disagreements or fighting between different groups of people.
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